115 – Hand Tools

20 February 2015

Rigging Up/Down

Rigging Up/Down Pre-job planning should be done to determine the safest and most efficient means to do the job.  Once the rig move planning has been
20 February 2015

Rig Floor Safety Tips

Rig Floor Safety Tips Around Rotary Tables There are many more safety tips that could be added, but if these are followed by the crew and enforced
20 February 2015

Rig Floor Crew Activities

Rig Floor Crew Activities Elevators:  Keep elevators oiled and greased.  Check latch springs and latch action and ensure that they latch completely.  Check pin nuts to
20 February 2015

The Motorman Should

The Motorman Should Check the condition of oil in the gearbox — there should be no water. See that air cleaners are cleaned on schedule. Know
20 February 2015

Do You – As a Motorman?

Do You – As a Motorman? Engage the clutch slowly when putting an engine with a clutch into service. Never attempt to make any repairs on
20 February 2015

Cutting off a Drilling Line: Safe Procedures

Cutting off a Drilling Line: Safe Procedures For many years drilling contractors have extended the life of their drilling lines by moving the areas of wear
20 February 2015

Rigging and Slings

Rigging and Slings Rigging and slinging should be considered a system, as each component (hook, shackle, cable or chain) makes up the system.  Riggers should take
20 February 2015

Come-A-Longs and Chain Hoist Safety

Come-A-Longs and Chain Hoist Safety Hand-operated hoists have many applications around a drilling rig.  These devices are simple to use but misuse can result in sudden
19 February 2015

Electrical Safety: Static Electricity

Electrical Safety: Static Electricity Most of us are familiar with static electricity.  We all have walked across the rug and reached for the doorknob, only to